Francine Berman, chair of the U.S. branch of the Research Data Alliance and the Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute Edward G. Hamilton Distinguished Chair in Computer Science, is featured in the July 27 issue of the open access journal PLOS Biology in an article titled “Let’s Make Gender Diversity in Data Science a Priority Right from the Start.”
This week, RDA will be participating in in the 2015 summer meeting of the Earth Science Information Partners (ESIP) Federation at the Asilomar Conference Grounds in Pacific Grove, California. The ESIP Federation is a broad-based community drawn from agencies and individuals who collectively provide end-to-end handling for Earth and environmental science data and information. With the theme, “The Federation of Earth Science Information Partners & Community Resilience: Coming Together," this meeting enables members to wor
Data is a key catalyst for growth, innovation and jobs. Its potential impact is so significant that it could transform every scientific discipline and every business sector. The deadline to apply for the RDA Europe travel and subsistence support to Early Career European Researchers and Scientists working with Data has been extended to the 20th of July 2015, midnight CEST.
Sharing links between the published literature and datasets is crucial to achieve the full potential of research data publishing. This article presents the coordination and implementation efforts of the ICSU-WDS/RDA Data Publishing Services Working Group (DPS-WG) and the OpenAIRE infrastructure towards realizing and operating the DLI Service, an open and one-for-all data-literature interlinking service.
Last week, RDA/US held its Fellow Orientation Workshop at Indiana University for its Data Share program. The scholars program, formed earlier this year through grant funding from the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation, was designed to encourage adoption of RDA’s best practices for data sharing by early career professionals and enhance their engagement with the alliance.
Earlier this month, several members of the Research Data Alliance had the pleasure of attending and participating in the 41st IASSIST Conference in Minneapolis, Minnesota. With the theme “Bridging the Data Divide: Data in the International Context,” the conference provided an ideal venue for RDA members to exchange perspectives with attendees on numerous data-related challenges and trends as well as share recent accomplishments of the RDA.
The RDA 6th Plenary Climate Change Data Challenge has entered its second phase as the Call for Enterprise engagement is now open. A catalogue of the datasets received from different global organisations has been made available to enterprises for the creation of novel and innovative solutions in areas covering air quality, energy and urban activity.
The WDS Data Stewardship Award highlights exceptional contributions to the improvement of scientific data stewardship by early career researchers through their engagement with the community, academic achievements, and innovations.
Open Data Is Not Enough - Mark Parsons, RDA Secretary General gives the keynote lecture at conference “Open Research Data: Implications for Science and Society”, Warsaw, Poland, May 28–29, 2015. The ORD2015 Conference was organised by the Open Science Platform — an initiative of the Interdisciplinary Centre for Mathematical and Computational Modelling at the University of Warsaw.
This short, anonymous poll, targeted at researchers, aims to characterize the range of research data management tools that are used across domains and regions. It is being conducted by Research Data Alliance (RDA) Long Tail of Research Data Interest Group.